January 6, 1929 - March 19, 2005
"Leadership and innovation are impossible."
John DeLorean created the legendary stainless
steel sports car.
He was largely responsible for the creation of
my dream muscle car, the GTO. This one belongs to Rodney
Bingenheimer. He's absolutely worthy of looking up.
The DeLorean car became legendary when it was
featured in the Back to the Future films.
DeLorean died of a stroke at the Overlook
Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. He was 80 years old.
John was embalmed and shipped back to Detroit
to the Desmond Funeral Home.
My brother Rick went to the visitation.
"He was wearing blue jeans and a black leather motorcycle jacket. He looked
pretty cool." Rick also took these amazing photographs of the DeLoreans
lined up outside in the snow.
The funeral home made sure no one touched him
or took pictures. It was a jam packed visitation. I heard a rumor that one cell
phone casket pic was taken, but I haven't seen it. There was a private family
funeral the next day.
John DeLorean was cremated and buried with
military honors in White Chapel Cemetery.
Rad (that's the word the kids are using today,
right?) DeLorean Products are available at DMOCO.
The Lone Pine Mall was in reality the
Back to the Future - in Griffith Park!